Integrating the Arts: Essential to Academics

Integrating the Arts: Essential to Academics
Posted on 10/01/2021
1st grade art based on The Dot

The arts are an important component of the learning process at St. Cassian school. We believe that through the exploration and creation of art, we foster our students’ creativity, an essential component of high-level problem solving and thinking. With this premise in mind, we incorporate cross-curricular experiences in the arts, as well as use the arts as a pathway to the learning process in the academic areas of the curriculum.

Our first graders, for example, created Wassily Kandinsky inspired art, while learning about
concentric circles and symmetry. The students also celebrated International Dot Day by creating original pieces after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  It is common to see our students’ artistic work fill the hallways of our school.

Currently, there are beautiful displays of our students’ art creations demonstrating how academic learning can be facilitated through the arts. We would like to thank Mrs. Marigene Rafferty, our wonderful arts facilitator, and the rest of our staff for placing priority on integrating the arts into the daily academic learning process.

student art display based on Kandinsky's art

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